Waukegan, IL (November 3, 2020) – On Friday, October 30, a Waukegan man was killed after a head-on collision.
Local sources revealed that the deadly accident occurred near the intersection of N. McAree Road and Sycamore Drive. At around 7:20 p.m., the driver of a 2014 Chevrolet Cruze traveling northbound on McAree Road when his vehicle veered into oncoming traffic, colliding with a 2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse.
The driver of the Cruze sustained critical injuries and was transported to a nearby medical facility where he was later pronounced dead. He has not been identified at this time but was reportedly a man in his 20s. The driver of the Eclipse, another man from Waukegan, sustained serious injuries and was hospitalized. No further information on the crash has been provided.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is being managed by local law enforcement officials.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Deadly Head-On Crashes in Illinois
The actions of reckless and negligent drivers can cause life-changing collisions. Head-on crashes are some of the deadliest types of accidents possible and are responsible for a significant portion of roadway fatalities each year. Statistics show that head-on accidents have a nearly 58% fatality rate. Despite only making up around 2% of reported crashes, head-on collisions are involved in nearly 10% of deadly car accidents in the United States each year.
Family members are often left reeling after a loved one’s life is tragically cut short due to the negligence of another, and recovering can be a difficult battle for surviving family members who are left to pick up the pieces. It is only natural to want to grieve, and pursuing a lawsuit is usually the least of their concerns. However, an Illinois wrongful death lawsuit can potentially help your family recover financial compensation resulting from your devastating loss.
At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we take the utmost care and deliberation to do everything possible to obtain compensation for our clients after they have suffered the loss of a dear family member. Our Illinois wrongful death attorneys can support your family through this difficult time and bring you some peace of mind while making sure that the at-fault party is held responsible. Contact our offices today at 312-386-7683 if you have unfairly lost a family member in a deadly Illinois car accident.
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